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November 17, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXV(20):1280. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620460030001n

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Case 19.  —Moon Li Chee Yung, age 30, mongolian female, resided at 802 Dupont, died October 31. A bubo was found in the left femoral region. An incision showed a necrotic lymph-node about the size of a walnut, the surrounding tissue being infiltrated with a bloody fluid. Smears from the gland substance showed plague bacillus. The diagnosis was confirmed by inoculating a guinea-pig, from which pure cultures of the germ were obtained. Pure cultures were also obtained direct from the gland.A Chinese school-teacher died in these same rooms on September 12, of this year, supposedly of pneumonia. She was taken sick suddenly, had a severe chill, high fever, and died in four or five days.

Case 20.  —Yung Wah Noui, a mongolian female, age 9, resided and died at 802 Dupont, a daughter of the preceding case, and died twenty-four hours after her mother, after displaying similar symptoms. The

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